BY GENE NARDI
Wellington High School hosted the District 10-3A wrestling championships on Saturday, Feb. 28.
Six area schools make up District 10-3A: Wellington, Seminole Ridge, Palm Beach Central, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth and John I. Leonard high schools.
Wellington took its second-consecutive district title with a total of 215 points. Seminole Ridge earned the runner-up spot with 117 points. John I. Leonard placed third with 90 points. Palm Beach Central took the fourth position with 88 points. Royal Palm Beach placed fifth with 79 points, while Lake Worth placed sixth with 71 points.
Wellington won six of the 14 individual weight classes to seal the title.
Wellington’s Jared Abramson (106 pounds), Andrew Mitchell (113), Josue Arce (182) and A.J. Lopez (196) all won their individual weight classes with pins.
Seminole Ridge wrestlers Jarrod Smiley (138), Liam LaPeter (160) and Colton Lyons (170) won their weight classes to propel the Hawks to their second-place overall finish.
Brian McFarlane (120) and Christian Goss (152) both won their weight classes with a decision. Palm Beach Central’s Ivan Pena (126) and Anthony Agostini (220) won their weight classes for the Broncos.
The grapplers who placed in the district tournament will advance to compete in the regional tournament March 6 and 7 at Martin County High School.
ABOVE: The Wellington High School wrestlers were District 10-3A champions.